|Flop Goes the Weasel|
|Directed by||Charles M. Jones|
|Story by||Michael Maltese|
|Produced by||Leon Schlesinger|
Ruby Dandridge (both uncredited)
|Music by||Musical direction:|
Carl W. Stalling
Milt Franklyn (uncredited)
|Animation by||Rudy Larriva|
A.C. Gamer (uncredited)
|Layouts by||John McGrew (uncredited)|
Bernyce Polifka (uncredited)
|Backgrounds by||Gene Fleury (uncredited)|
|Distributed by||Warner Bros. Pictures|
The Vitaphone Corporation
|7 minutes 38 seconds (Blue Ribbon reissue)|
Flop Goes the Weasel is a 1943 Warner Bros. Merrie Melodies cartoon directed by Chuck Jones. The short was released on March 20, 1943.
A mother hen is off trying to catch a worm for her soon to be baby. While out, a weasel steals the egg, wanting it for breakfast. Unfortunately the egg hatches and it mistakes that the weasel as its mother. The weasel wants to eat the chick, but it outsmarted him every time. For the last 3 minutes of the film, the weasel is constantly sneezing because the chick put pepper in his nose. He goes back to his biological mother, who found out that he had beaten up the weasel.
On July 30, 1949, Boxoffice reviewed the short: "Very Good. The so-called Wiley Weasel is flabbergasted when an egg he has stolen from a barnyard hen for his meal, hatches out a small chick. The chick mistakes the weasel for its mother and the rodent is forced to play the game. He tries, without success, to lure the chick into the roasting pan."